An American in Paris: Hemingway, 1920’s

Palace, Jardin du Luxembourg

Palace, Jardin du Luxembourg

In Islands in the Stream, Hemingway describes his panoramic memory of the Jardin du Luxembourg from the 1920’s:

“I can remember the Jardin du Luxembourg well. I can remember afternoons with the boats on the lake by the fountain in the big garden with the trees. The paths through the trees were all gravelled and men played bowling games off to the left under the trees as we went down towards the palace and there was a clock high up on the Palace.  In the fall the leaves came down and I can remember the trees bare and the leaves on the gravel.  I like to remember the fall best.”

Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

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